Posts tagged "red lipstick"

How Do I Find My Inner Red Lipstick Chutzpah?

Confession time: I have a weird phobia surrounding bright lipstick. I used to read the online worries of other women who were too fearful to go out in public with a bright red lip and feel smug in my refusal to to get caught up in such petty hang-ups (I know, rude), and now here…

Claire Hannum / November 17, 2014

Woman Claims She Got Herpes From Trying On Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

So, you guys, this is basically my worst fear EVER: a woman says she got herpes from using a tester tube of lipstick! Starkeema Greenidge of Harlem attended a Rihanna concert earlier this month, where the makeup brand MAC was holding a popup shop and selling Rihanna’s new RiRi Woo lipstick. Like many a woma…

Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2013

Turkish Airlines Bans Crew From Wearing Red Lipstick, Nail Polish

Turkish Airlines has banned stewardesses from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, claiming bright makeup “impairs visual integrity.” Critics say the restriction is a sign the moderate Islamic country is becoming more conservative, in particular towards women’s sexuality. [Guardian UK]
According to the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin (D-MI),…

Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2013

Rihanna Debuts RiRi Woo Lipstick For MAC

Red lipstick aficionado Rihanna is jumping in the create-your-own-lipstick game for MAC, debuting a dark red color called RiRi Woo on May 3. Obviously the name is a twist on MAC’s famous red Ruby Woo lippy. [Telegraph UK]
Also, John Mayer is supposedly hitting on Rihanna after breaking up with her BFF Katy…

Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2013

Gwen Stefani And Prada Are Cool With Coloring Outside The (Lip) Lines

I’m like a magpie as far as beauty products go — I’m drawn instinctively to anything bright, sparkly, bizarre, or beautiful — but when it comes to what I put on my own face, I’m an unlikely makeup classicist, and I most definitely stay inside the lines. At the S/S 2013 Prada show in Milan,…

Rachel Krause / September 27, 2012

Helmut Red Is An Oh-So-Appropriate Tribute To A Legend

Helmut Newton is inarguably one of the most prolific fashion photographers in history. His body of work, which during his life was a mainstay in high-end publications like Vogue Paris and Harper’s Bazaar, is instantly recognizable world-over. Nudity, overt sexualization, and erotic fetishistic subtexts stylized expressively in black and white are the hallmarks of a…

Rachel Krause / July 24, 2012

Beauty Talk: How To Rock Red Lips

It wasn’t until recently that I became confident enough to slick a red lipstick across my modest-sized mouth. But I felt instantly glam — and so will you! Here a bunch of handy video tutorials on how you too can brighten your kisser with a dose of red.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2012

Virgin Atlantic Launches Its Own Lipstick (Yes, Really)

Any excuse for a new red lipstick is a good excuse, right? The airline Virgin Atlantic has debuted its own lipstick, Upper Class Red, in collaboration with actual makeup purveyors bareMinerals. Random! The color is modeled after Virgin uniforms and the airline’s “grooming manager” explained the lipstick’s blue undertones are universally flattering. Female flight attendant…

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

Finally, A Red Lipstick For Modest Pouts

Sadly — and please, get your hankies ready because this is a tearjerker — I was born with no upper lip. My bottom lip is modest, but the top lip is so thin it’s practically non-existent. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always seen lipstick as something that would only draw attention to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2011

7 Gorgeous Red Lipsticks & The Celebs Who Love Them

First things first: I never wear red lipstick. I have a fatal combination of lips with a tendency to chap and a complete destitution of desire to draw attention to myself, especially my damn face. I own a number of red lipsticks, all of which I have bought with the best intentions and a daydream of a…

Rachel Krause / November 30, 2011

The Perfect Red Lip

Unlike the vast majority of fashion enthusiasts, I wouldn’t call myself a Chanel obsessor. Though I covet old photos of Coco with a string of pearls and a cigarette, I refuse to idolize a Nazi spy, and Karl Lagerfeld is about as pretentious and boring as the bouclé suits the line is famous for. Many…

Rachel Krause / November 11, 2011

Christina Aguilera Perfects The Vacant Look

Is this the real Christina Aguilera or a wax statue escapee from Madame Tussaud’s? All the red lipstick in the world can’t make those eyes look less vacant. Seriously, who thought this was a good photo for the cover? [Guanabee]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2011

Kelly Brook Smeared In Red Lipstick

Looking like an outtake from Kanye West’s “Monster” video, here’s British model/actress Kelly Brook smeared in red lipstick for Exhibition magazine. (Full NSFW-ish pics, after the jump!) I hope this lippy isn’t Revlon Colorstay Overtime because girlfriend is not going to be able to wipe that stuff off for another 16 hours. [BuzzFeed]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Frisky Q&A: Chrisette Michele Says Red Lipstick Gives Her Freedom

In anticipation of the release of her third LP, Let Freedom Reign (out today, Nov. 30), Island Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele let a bunch of bloggers pick her brain last night at an event hosted by the Carol’s Daughter store in Harlem. We all know she’s an extremely talented singer and musician (you…

Annika Harris / November 30, 2010

My First Time: Red Lipstick

Like many women, my makeup routine is unchanging. I start with foundation, then a touch of blush, followed by a medium smoky eye made by lining my lower lids in dark brown eyeliner, and then apply a few coats of mascara. For the lips, a simple pink stain topped with Rosebud Salve. So, it’s really…

Leonora Epstein / January 20, 2010

Get Rihanna’s “Military Couture” Red Lips

We weren’t so sure what to think about the “couture military” style Rihanna spoke of while filming the video for her song “Hard.” But now that we’re seeing the outfits in context, they’re not nearly as scary or horrible as we had first concluded. Rihanna can keep this style to herself, however, because…

Catherine Strawn / December 18, 2009

Can Redheads Rock Red Lips?

Check out Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman, two of Hollywood’s more famous redheads. Now, look at their red, red lips. What do you think; do the red lip shades they choose work with their red hair? The jury is still out for me on Christina. (What do you think? Does it work?) But I think…

Nina Carbone / December 4, 2009